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PPB Newslink January 14: PPAI Launches ‘Product Safety Aware’ Program At The PPAI Expo 2014

PPAI introduced a new product safety awareness program Monday at The PPAI Expo 2014. Developed by the Association’s Product Responsibility Advisory Group (PRAG) and vetted through industry committees and advisory groups, the program is designed to enhance industry-wide commitment and a culture where companies are not only aware of product safety but are leading the discussion at every level in the promotional products channel. Read More »

PPB Newslink January 7: Broder Bros. Changes Name To alphabroder

In a move designed to unite its four brands, Trevose, Pennsylvania, supplier Broder Bros., Co. (UPIC: BRODER) is rebranding as alphabroder. The new name brings together Alpha, Broder, NES and Imprints Wholesale under a single umbrella to create simplified business practices and clear company messaging. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 31: A Year In Review: The Top News Stories Of 2013

A lot happened in the promotional products industry in 2013. PPB’s editors have compiled a list of the top news stories from PPB and PPB Newslink that trace the most significant accomplishments, news and events in 2013. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 17: Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM, Joins PPAI Board

Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM, president of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, supplier Top Brands, Inc. (UPIC: topbrand), has joined the PPAI Board of Directors, effective immediately. She was appointed by PPAI Board Chair Marc Simon and approved by the board to fill a seat vacated by Natalie Townes, MAS, who has stepped down for business reasons. Knollenberg will see out the remainder of Townes’ term on the board, ending at The PPAI Expo 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 10: Radiant Orchid Is Color Of The Year For 2014

Pantone has named PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid its color of the year for 2014. It follows PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, the 2013 color of the year. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 3: Thanksgiving Shoppers Increase, But Spend Less

Black Friday, America’s modern tradition of shopping the day after Thanksgiving, has become a big day on retailers’ calendars. And while National Federation of Retailers (NRF) figures found that 141 million Americans went shopping over the four-day holiday weekend—up from 139 million in 2012—the $57.4 billion they spent was down 2.9 percent from the previous year’s figures. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 26: Gene Geiger, MAS, Fills Open Seat On PPAI Board

Gene Geiger, MAS, president of distributor Geiger (UPIC: geiger), has been appointed by PPAI Board Chair Marc Simon and ratified by the board to fill the seat of Dave DeGreeff, MAS, on the PPAI Board of Directors. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 19: RAC Names 2014 Board Of Directors

The Regional Association Council (RAC) has selected its 2014 executive officers and new board members. The new board terms begin following the RAC Delegate Assembly at The PPAI Expo 2014 in Las Vegas. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 12: PPAI Announces 2014 PPAI Supplier Star Finalists

PPAI has named 23 supplier members as finalists in its annual 2014 Supplier Star competition. The competition recognizes supplier member companies who have excelled in communication, service and quality, as voted on by member distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 5: Factory Orders Up 1.7 Percent In September

Factory orders climbed in September by 1.7 percent compared to the previous month, according to The U.S. Commerce Department. This report follows 0.1 and 2.8 percent contractions in August and July, respectively. Read More »

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